GÖRG strengthens private equity practice at Munich office with Dr. Bernhard Guthy
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB expands its private equity practice in the Munich office with partner Dr. Bernhard Guthy LL.M. The well-esablished private equity expert will join GÖRG on 1 January 2021 from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, where he was a partner since 2016.
Dr. Bernhard Guthy advises on national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on private equity transactions and mergers in the mid-cap market. "With his expertise and experience, Mr. Guthy is a perfect fit for our experienced team," says Dr. Tobias Fenck, head of GÖRG's private equity practice, "This new hire reflects the increasing importance of private equity within our steadily growing M&A group", adds Dr. Frank Evers, head of the firm's M&A practice.
With the hiring of Dr. Bernhard Guthy, GÖRG is deliberately investing in the private equity sector despite the current market situation in an anti-cyclical manner and expects to strengthen its market position there. "We also see a strong potential for synergies due to the expected increase in distressed M&A transactions involving financial investors", says Dr. Christian Becker, partner in the M&A and private equity department in the Munich office.
Dr. Bernhard Guthy, who has spent his entire career to date at Kirkland & Ellis, sees the move as a logical step to further expand the private equity business. "GÖRG is a law firm with an excellent reputation in the German market, whose full service approach and strong foot print in the restructuring sector offers an ideal platform in the current market situation", says Guthy.
With hiring the private equity specialist, born in 1981, the Munich GÖRG office continues its growth strategy. Prof. Dr. Frank Stellmann, Head of the office: "We are delighted that we have simultaneously gained an excellent young but also experienced colleague in Mr. Guthy. We are further committed to continuously pursue the successful growth process of our Munich office."